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    LONDON, England (CNN) -- A London department store has started selling coffee for $100 a shot.

    Civet cats: The coffee beans are collected from the animal's faeces.

    If the price sounds unappealing, shoppers also have to overcome the unusual method of cultivation, which sees the coffee beans harvested from the feces of an Indonesian jungle cat.

    Even so, the Peter Jones store says the luxury blend -- called Caffé Raro -- is one of the world's rarest and most premium coffees.
    Made by the Italian company De Longhi, Caffé Raro combines Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kupi Luwak, two extremely rare coffees.
    The beans of Kupi Luwak are harvested after being ingested by civet cats, and only about 260 kilos (about 573 pounds) of the coffee is produced each year.

    "The cats select the best beans to chew. It's rather like a natural filtering process," said Carie Barkhuzen, a spokeswoman for the upmarket store in London's upmarket Sloane Square.

    The coffee, which went on sale Thursday, is available at $100 for a shot at the Peter Jones Espresso Bar, or shoppers can buy 100g (3.5-ounce) packs of the coffee beans to take away for the same price.

    "It's not exactly flying off the shelves -- it's very expensive, after all -- but customers are buying it," Barkhuzen said.

    The proceeds from the coffee sales will go to charity.

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    If someone else paid for it, I'd give it a shot. But I do love my coffee.

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    I think I'ma pass.

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    Next they'll be selling gas from the ass of an elephant for $100 a gallon.
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    And that's why I don't drink coffee. ugh

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    ugh! this sounds so disgusting!
    ..and I mean that from the heart of my bottom..

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    They did it here in Vancouver and it was mostly stockbrokers lining up for it, lol.

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    My cat will give you a shot for your coffee ... and it's free for you guys 'cause you're my buds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze View Post
    They did it here in Vancouver and it was mostly stockbrokers lining up for it, lol.
    HA! That gives me warm fuzzies.

    In all seriousness, I've read that the cat's digestive juices remove the bitter taste of the coffee bean, giving it a smoother, more pleasant taste. I'll pass on the cat's ass coffee.
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    Why not skip the coffee and donate directly to the charity?

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    I had a hard time believing this, but I guess its true. No shortage of morons out there.

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    civets are traditionally used for their glands which is put into perfume

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    Are the cats living out in the wild? I mean, jeez, what about worms and other fecal diseases? Yeah, coffee beans are hard, but man stomach acid is no joke either. I don't want to drink cat shit coffee with a dose of cat shit fever.

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